Left’s Trump at­tacks will con­tinue

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - EARL BEAL Terre Haute, In­di­ana

Bob Wood­ward’s anti-Trump book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” hit the me­dia spot­light just 60 days prior to the midterm con­gres­sional elec­tions. Mr. Wood­ward’s pub­lisher is Si­mon & Schus­ter, an af­fil­i­ate sub­sidiary of CBS Corp. and its news di­vi­sion, which vil­i­fies and se­lec­tively re­ports on the pres­i­dent. In this con­text, there is no co­in­ci­dence to be found in the tim­ing of the Wood­ward book re­lease.

Mr. Wood­ward’s usual use of anony­mous sources and uncited claims and ac­cu­sa­tions against the pres­i­dent is a method­ol­ogy in­ces­santly used by anti-Trump au­thors and op-ed writ­ers of the past two years. Mr. Wood­ward does, how­ever, cite White House of­fi­cials Jim Mat­tis and John Kelly. Yet each de­nies hav­ing made dis­parag­ing com­ments as Mr. Wood­ward con­tin­ues to pros­e­ly­tize.

Be­fore Mr. Wood­ward, there were the usual anti-Trump books by Mike Wolff and Omarosa Mani­gault New­man. We then had to lis­ten to charges, based upon hearsay, made by a pornog­ra­phy queen, her mouth­piece lawyer and a Play­boy type. And now there is this Wood­ward book, fol­lowed by the op-ed pub­lished in The New York Times and writ­ten by, again, an anony­mous source.

As se­nior White House of­fi­cials deny hav­ing writ­ten such ac­counts of the pres­i­dent, it’s de­spi­ca­ble of The NYT to rely on such un­der­handed tac­tics.

Con­sid­er­ing Mr. Wood­ward’s mo­tives and The Times’ lack of jour­nal­is­tic in­tegrity on the sub­ject of Don­ald Trump, it is clear these at­tacks will con­tinue as long as Mr. Trump is in of­fice. Should that come as a sur­prise to any­one?

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